Wolves express interest in Sixers forward Thaddeus Young


The Minnesota Timberwolves have yet to part ways with disgruntled power forward Kevin Love, but they are already in the proce

ss of scouting his possible replacement. 

The Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young as part of a Love trade or separate deal, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com. It remains unclear whether the Sixers would be willing to deal Young. 

Philadelphia general manager Sam Hickie said in June that he expects Young to return to the Sixers next season. Young has two years remaining on his contract and stands to make $19.3 million.

While Minnesota continues to consider ways to trade Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, they are thinking about contingency plans at this point, as it becomes increasingly more obvious that Love will not return to the team. 

Young is no Love, but he is a good option at forward for the Wolves. He led the Sixers in scoring last season at 17.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Philadelphia is a team that is in the process of stockpiling assets until the right moment, and this proposal could prove advantageous for the Sixers. 

The Cavaliers trade package is viewed as most attractive for the Wolves at this time, ESPN.com reports. In that deal, Minnesota could pick up No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, who cannot be traded until Aug. 23 after signing his rookie deal.